The Federation transformed this braided ditch system at the confluence of two of Church Creek’s headwater streams into 7 large wetland pools to slow down and filter the water before reaching the tidal portion of the Creek. Church Creek is the most polluted creek on the South River and regularly gushes water the color of chocolate milk into the river. While the Federation was focused on water filtration, the project radically improved the habitat. Now a multitudeĀ of high quality wetland plants and 5 types of underwater grass grow there and apex predator fish like the Chain Pickerel and once endangered waterfowl like wood duck have returned to the site. See more photos.